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File #: 11-6    Version: 1 Name: AE Division-DTPW-Midyear Position Create Request Report.Jan.2011
Type: Action Report Status: Signed
File created: 1/11/2011 In control: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
On agenda: Final action: 2/15/2011
Title: From the Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works, requesting authorization to create one Managing Engineer/Field Operations-Airport position, one Managing Engineer-Mechanical position, one Engineer position, and one Engineering Technician position. (Referred to the Committees on Finance and Audit, Personnel, the Department of Administrative Services, and Division of Human Resources.)
Attachments: 1. DEPT. REPORT, 2. DAS REPORT, 3. PD MANAGING ENGINEER FIELD OPERATIONS, 4. PD MANAGING MECHANICAL ENGINEER, 5. PD ENGINEER TECHNICIAN, 6. PD ENGINEER, 7. DHR REPORT, 8. RESOLUTION, 9. FISCAL NOTE, 10. CB Resolution 11-73 (F&A), 11. CB AMENDED Resolution 11-73 (PER), 12. Audio F&A 01/27/11, 13. Audio PER 01/28/11
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From the Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works, requesting authorization to create one Managing Engineer/Field Operations-Airport position, one Managing Engineer-Mechanical position, one Engineer position, and one Engineering Technician position. (Referred to the Committees on Finance and Audit, Personnel, the Department of Administrative Services, and Division of Human Resources.)
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POLICY

The Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is requesting that the County Board approve a resolution to approve the midyear creation of four (4) new positions in the 2011 budget of the Division of Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Services Division (AE&ES) within DTPW.

BACKGROUND

In April of 2010 DTPW submitted an informational report titled Staffing Plans, Cost Comparison Of Using Permanent County Staff Professionals versus Temporary Professional Staff and Revenue Loss To AE&ES Division Of DTPW. The report suggested that given a consistent capital and major maintenance budget from year to year and therefore a consistent volume of work related to project delivery that DTPW could operate more cost effectively and increase its revenue by utilizing permanent employees rather than consultants and/or temporary professional staff for planning, design and construction management.

Subsequently, after a discussion with County Executive Lee Holloway, it was suggested that AE&ES Division look for opportunities to increase the revenue returning to Milwaukee County from the capital projects by adding permanent professional positions. After consideration of the work load related to the adopted 2011 budget, the 5-year outlook for capital and major maintenance public works projects and the renewed commitment by Milwaukee County government on infrastructure maintenance, DTPW proposes four (4) new permanent professional/technical positions that would be charged out 100% to capital or major maintenance project work not fun...

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